Can Someone Else Upload to My Google Drive?

Google Drive External Uploading
Google Drive External Uploading
 

User Case:

I have a huge amount of data on my hard drive that I want to give to someone else. My receiver doesn’t get enough hard drive storage. Instead, he has a lot of free storage on his Google Drive. I can’t upload a large amount of data to my Google Drive and share it with him because this will take too much of my time and energy. Is there any way to directly upload data to his Google Drive from my hard drive other than signing in to his account and uploading?

Google Drive is a great and famous cloud storage and online file-sharing service that allows you to collaborate with other Google Drive users using the Shared with me or Shared Drives features. But this simple collaboration requires both of you to have Google accounts and have the needed files stored in Google Drive.

However, this article will give you two easy ways to allow others to upload to your Google Drive or upload files and folders to someone else’s Google Drive.

How to Upload to Someone Else’s Google Drive: 2 Easy Ways

Uploading to someone else’s Google Drive can be easily achieved through two simple ways. One is to use the shared folder of Google Drive, the other is to use the “Allow to Upload” function of a great cloud file manager, MultCloud. What’s more, the second way also allows you to upload data to others’ Google Drive accounts even if you don’t have one Google account.

Way 1. How to Upload Files to Someone Else’s Google Drive via Google Drive Web

This is the built-in way of allowing others to upload to a Google Drive account. The Google Drive user just needs to create a shared folder and share the Google Drive folder with the receiver for uploading.

► Steps for a Google Drive Receiver

Step 1. Log in to your Google Drive website.

Step 2. Click +New > New folder to create a new folder in Google Drive.

Step 3. Right-click on the folder and choose “Share” in the dropdown menu.

Share a Folder from Google Drive
Share a Folder from Google Drive

Step4. In the pop-ups, change the sharing permission to “Anyone with the link” and “Editor”.

Step5. Click “Copy link” and send the link to the one that wants to upload files to your Google Drive.

Copy the Sharing Link in Google Drive
Copy the Sharing Link in Google Drive

► Steps for an Uploader

Step 1. Open the sharing link that you received from the Google Drive user and sign in with your Google account.

Sign in to Open the Shared Folder
Sign in to Open the Shared Folder

Step 2. On your computer, drag the files and folders that you want to upload to another Google Drive user, then drop them into your Google Drive interface. Once the uploading process is done. Your receiver will find your uploaded data in the shared folder of his Google Drive.

Drag and Drop Files to the Shared Folder
Drag and Drop Files to the Shared Folder

Way 2. How to Send Files to Someone Else’s Google Drive via MultCloud

If you don’t have a Google Drive account and don’t want to register one just for one-time uploading or sharing, or if you are sick of the slow uploading speed of Google Drive, here’s an alternative way that allows you to add files to someone else’s Google Drive without logging in to Google Drive. That is to ask for a professional third-party cloud file manager, MultCloud, to help.

MultCloud is a reliable multiple cloud storage manager and a safe cloud file-sharing service that offers a well-designed web interface for you to manage more than 30 leading cloud storage services and on-premise services together in one place with one login.

It provides 3 excellent sharing options for users to directly shared cloud files with others. And the “Allow to Upload” function will help you upload anything you want to someone else’s Google Drive without login.

► Steps for a Google Drive Receiver

Step 1. Go to the MultCloud website to get an account.

Step2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose the Google Drive icon, then log in to your Google account to add it to MultCloud.

Add Google Drive to MultCloud
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 3. Click “New Folder” to create a new folder in Google Drive. Then click Share >Share with MultCloud in the feature bar.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, choose the sharing mode you need. Here we recommend you choose “Private Share” to protect your shared folder with a password. After that, click “Create Share”.

Step 5. “Copy” the sharing link and the password, then send them to the uploader.

Privately Share a Google Drive Folder in MultCloud
Privately Share a Google Drive Folder in MultCloud

Step 6. Move to the Shares - My shares list, and turn on the “Allow to Upload” function beside the shared Google Drive folder.

Allow to Upload to Your Google Drive Folder
Allow to Upload to Your Google Drive Folder

► Steps for an Uploader

Step 1. Open the sharing link with the password that you received from the Google Drive user.

Open the Private Share Link
Open the Private Share Link

Step 2. Click “Upload File” in the feature bar, navigate to the files that you want to upload, then click “Open” to upload the selected data to the Google Drive of someone else.

Upload Files to the Shared Folder through MultCloud
Upload Files to the Shared Folder through MultCloud

In the End

After learning how to upload to someone else’s Google Drive through 2 simple ways, you can choose the best way you like and follow the step-by-step guide above to directly upload anything you want to others’ Google Drive.

What’s more, MultCloud is also a perfect tool for cloud-to-cloud data transfer. You can use the Cloud Transfer function to migrate Google Drive to new account or transfer files between clouds seamlessly without downloading and uploading.

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